President-elect Donald Trump has appointed Thomas Bossert, president of risk management consulting firm CDS Consulting and senior fellow of the U.S. Atlantic Council’s Cyber Statecraft Initiative, to be his assistant for homeland security and counterterrorism.
The transition team said Tuesday Bossert will advise the incoming U.S. president and coordinate the cabinet’s process to create policy on homeland security, counterterrorism and cybersecurity matters.
“Tom brings enormous depth and breadth of knowledge and experience to protecting the homeland to our senior White House team,” Trump said.
Bossert previously served in the White House as deputy homeland security adviser to former President George W. Bush; special assistant to the president for homeland security; senior director for preparedness policy; and director of infrastructure protection policy under the Bush administration.
His government career also includes time as deputy director of the office of legislative affairs at the Federal Emergency Management Agency, counselor to the deputy administrator and special assistant to the general counsel at the Small Business Administration, evidence specialist at the Office of the Independent Counsel and assistant to the chief counsel at the House of Representatives.